NO drag queens in Primary Schools

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NO drag queens in Primary Schools

NO drag queens in Primary Schools

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At the end of February, a primary school in South London sparked outrage by inviting a drag queen to perform a show for their young pupils as part of a ‘diversity celebration week’.

The entertainer known as ‘Dolly Trolley’ dressed in thigh-high leather boots and a low-cut sequinned dress to teach children a dance routine before reading to pupils aged 5 to 9.

Parents at the school were not informed that this performer would be visiting the school and, therefore, could not withdraw their children from the event. The school has a diverse mix of cultures and religions, and consequently, many parents were horrified that their religious, moral and cultural sensitivities were not being respected and that their young children were being exposed to such sexualised content.

This is not a one-off occasion. Several primary schools across the United Kingdom seem to think that inviting drag queens to perform in front of children increases awareness and tolerance of the LGBT community, without actually considering whether or not drag acts are suitable for young viewers. In one Scottish school, a performer with the sexually suggestive and vulgar name ‘Flo-Job’, who has a sexually explicit online persona, was invited to read and perform to young children. Another drag queen Aida H Dee is regularly invited into primary schools to teach the children about ‘kindness and ‘acceptance’.

Drag Queens have long been known as a niche form of adult entertainment predominantly found in gay nightclubs. Drag queens are offensive to many and present a highly sexualised, demeaning and distorted vision of women.

Children should not be exposed to such highly sexualised and offensive content.  Sign the petition to the Secretary of State for Education and the Schools’ minister demanding that they issue guidelines for schools, banning the use of drag queens and other performances of a sexualised nature.

Parents would not accept young children being shown episodes of Benny Hill or Carry on films to promote heterosexuality and values of kindness and empathy; therefore, there is no reason why drag queens should be categorised any differently.

With Pride month rapidly approaching, the Department of Education need to take prompt action. 

Please sign the petition to the Secretary of State for Education and the Schools’ Minister today. 

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Drag queens should not be in schools

Petition to the Secretary of State for Education and the Schools Minister:

Dear Messers Zahawi and Walker

You may be aware of the emerging trend by primary schools to invite drag queens into primary schools as part of initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.

While schools should be commended for their efforts to ensure that all children are taught the values of respect, kindness and empathy, this does not necessitate the use of drag queens.

Drag queen acts are highly sexualised and full of innuendo, and inappropriate for a young audience. Despite the increasing popularity of drag as a genre of entertainment worldwide, TV channels still recognise that this content is unsuitable for children and programmes are screened after the watershed, when young children are supposed to be in bed.

Drag queens are offensive to many people, and their portrayal of women is considered demeaning, derogatory and sexist! Many parents also object to the highly sexualised nature of these performances, who have names replete with sexual innuendo and who wear extremely revealing costumes of a sexual nature.

Parents are often not informed that these performers will be visiting schools and are therefore unable to prevent their children from being exposed to this content. This is a direct violation of parental rights.

Many children have reported being caused alarm and distress by these performances, which violated their natural boundaries and made them feel uncomfortable. Children do not need to be taught highly sexualised dance moves or read stories by a man in women’s clothing to learn acceptance any more than they need to watch Carry On films.

The introduction of drag queens into schools is nothing more than a form of LGBT indoctrination, introducing children into concepts of gender and sexuality that they are too young to understand and leaving them vulnerable to grooming.

Please issue directives from the Department of Education explicitly condemning the use of drag queens and other adult performers in schools. 


[Your Name]

Drag queens should not be in schools

Petition to the Secretary of State for Education and the Schools Minister:

Dear Messers Zahawi and Walker

You may be aware of the emerging trend by primary schools to invite drag queens into primary schools as part of initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.

While schools should be commended for their efforts to ensure that all children are taught the values of respect, kindness and empathy, this does not necessitate the use of drag queens.

Drag queen acts are highly sexualised and full of innuendo, and inappropriate for a young audience. Despite the increasing popularity of drag as a genre of entertainment worldwide, TV channels still recognise that this content is unsuitable for children and programmes are screened after the watershed, when young children are supposed to be in bed.

Drag queens are offensive to many people, and their portrayal of women is considered demeaning, derogatory and sexist! Many parents also object to the highly sexualised nature of these performances, who have names replete with sexual innuendo and who wear extremely revealing costumes of a sexual nature.

Parents are often not informed that these performers will be visiting schools and are therefore unable to prevent their children from being exposed to this content. This is a direct violation of parental rights.

Many children have reported being caused alarm and distress by these performances, which violated their natural boundaries and made them feel uncomfortable. Children do not need to be taught highly sexualised dance moves or read stories by a man in women’s clothing to learn acceptance any more than they need to watch Carry On films.

The introduction of drag queens into schools is nothing more than a form of LGBT indoctrination, introducing children into concepts of gender and sexuality that they are too young to understand and leaving them vulnerable to grooming.

Please issue directives from the Department of Education explicitly condemning the use of drag queens and other adult performers in schools. 


[Your Name]